International Camp in Economics
UCEMA CAMPS

Profesores Camps 2019

Martín Uribe

Professor of Economics at Columbia University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Before joining Columbia, Uribe taught at Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Staff Economist in the Division of International Finance of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Uribe obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, a Master degree from CEMA (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and a BA degree from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Córdoba, Argentina). He has made scientific contributions in the areas of International Economics, Monetary Economics, and Public Finance. His research focuses on understanding the sources and propagation of macroeconomic shocks within and across countries and on the design of monetary, fiscal, and exchange-rate-based stabilization policies. His work has been published in academic journal including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and Econometrica and has received financial support from the National Science Foundation. Uribe co-authored the books `Open Economy Macroeconomics' (Princeton University Press) and `International Macroeconomics' (under contract, Princeton University Press). He has held visiting research positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the European Central Bank, Goethe University (Germany), University of Bonn, and Princeton University and has consulted for the World Bank. Uribe is a Co-editor of the Journal of International Economics, an Associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and an editorial advisor of the Canadian Journal of Economics. He is considered one of the 12 Argentinian influencers in economics worldwide.

 

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé

Professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, a research associate of the NBER and the CEPR. She holds a Ph. D. in Economics from The University of Chicago and a MBA in finance from Baruch College. Prior to joining Columbia, Schmitt-Grohé worked at Duke, Rutgers, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Currently, she is a regular research visitor at the European Central Bank. Schmitt-Grohé is a co-author of the 2017 Princeton University Press graduate text “Open Economy Macroeconomics'' (joint with Martín Uribe). Her work has been honored with the Bernácer Prize, which is awarded annually to a European economist under the age of 40, who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. Her research focuses on the design of monetary policy, including exist strategies from liquidity traps, and on understanding the sources and propagation of macroeconomic shocks within and across countries.

 

Germán Gieczewski

Assistant Professor at the Department of Politics in Princeton University since 2017. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a B.A. in Economics from UCEMA and a degree in Mathematics from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He was the undergraduate with the highest GDP in his cohort both at UBA and at UCEMA.  Germán teaches at Princeton the following courses: Mathematics for Political Science; Formal Political Analysis I; and Political Economy. He has served as a reviewer for American Political Science Review, International Economic Review, and Review of Economic Studies. His research deals with game theory applied to political economy problems. He has been a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Department of Government.

 

Marina Halac

Professor of Economics at Yale University. She is also an Associate Editor of Econometrica and a member of the Editorial Board of the American Economic Review.  She was the 2016 recipient of the Elaine Bennett Research Prize, which is awarded biennially by the American Economic Association to recognize outstanding research by a woman within the first seven years after completing her PhD. In 2017, she was named one of the "Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors" by Poets and Quants. Halac was born and raised in Buenos Aires and studied economics at the University of CEMA, where her professors encouraged her to pursue an advanced degree in the United States. Following their graduation in 2001, she became research assistants at the World Bank in Washington, DC, and then earned her doctoral degree in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on theoretical models of how to optimally delegate decision making, such as optimal rules for firms that need to delegate investment decisions to managers with competing incentives, problems of how to motivate experimentation and innovation, the design of fiscal rules to constrain government spending, and the role of reputation in maintaining productivity. Her work on relational contracting, which studies how best to design contracts in a principal-agent setting where the value of the relationship is not mutually known, suggests new ways to approach dynamic contracting problems with bargaining. Her articles have been published at American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, among journals.

 

Guillermo Noguera

Senior Lecturer at Yale, after serving as a visiting faculty member at Yale during 2017. Noguera has a B.A. in Economics from Universidad del CEMA, Argentina, and has received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to visiting Yale, he was an Assistant Professor at University of Warwick from 2013-2017 and a Postdoctoral Research Scholar from 2011-2013 at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He currently serves as a Research Associate for the Center for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). Noguera’s research is in international trade, with a focus on understanding the causes and consequences of the cross-border fragmentation of production. His work on the value added content of international trade flows is highly cited, and he is currently exploring the effects of global value chains at the micro level. His papers have been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, and the American Economic Review. In 2014, he received the Bhagwati Award for the best paper published during 2011-2012 in the Journal of International Economics.

 

Gustavo Torrens

Received his Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Indiana University and an Ostrom Workshop affiliated faculty. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Universidad del CEMA and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Rosario (both in Argentina). His research centers on Political Economy, Economic Development and International Economics. He studies how institutions influence economic outcomes, but also the determinants of institutions and institutional change. His research has been published in Journal of International Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economic Theory and Public Choice, among others. He received the 2016 Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina for his research on political regimes and trade policy, and the 2018 Prize of the Ministry of Economics of Portugal (Prémio “Concorrência nos Mercados” Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos GEE) for his work on antitrust enforcement. His results have also gathered substantial media attention, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Slate Magazine and Marginal Revolution. He has also published policy relevant posts on several blogs such as Vox CEPR Policy Portal, Vox Lacea and Focoeconomico.